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Written answers

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what uses his Department has made of the annual survey of hours and earnings data produced by the Office for National Statistics...

    • Broadband: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers are available to local authorities to refuse planning approval for the erection of broadband cabinets.

      Broadband: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has had discussions with British Telecom on agreeing a code of conduct on the siting of broadband cabinets; and if he...

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many contracts his Department has awarded to Capita since May 2010; and what the (a) individual monetary value and (b) net...

      Caravan Sites: Salford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many unauthorised encampments were established in Salford and Eccles in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010.

      Creating Strong, Safe and Prosperous Communities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to promote user involvement in the design of services following the revocation of the statutory guidance,...

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on how many occasions officials in his Department have been subject to formal disciplinary proceedings since May 2010.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on how many occasions a request for a meeting by an hon. Member of each political party has been refused by (a) a Minister in...

      Fire Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fire stations there were in (a) York, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) England at 1 May (i) 1997, (ii) 2010 and...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) by how much the delegated expenditure limit of the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions changed in 2001-02...

      Housing: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has any plans for future housing development in south east Dorset.

      Housing: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the possible effects of his proposed reforms to social housing on future levels of...

      Housing: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effects of implementation of proposals in the Localism Bill on planning restrictions for car...

      Leasehold: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what plans he has to require all charges on leaseholders to be transparent; (2) what plans he has to review the law...

      Local Government Finance: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will seek to have regard to the principles of fairness, equity and need in his forthcoming proposals for the review of...

      Local Government Finance: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much general revenue funding has been allocated to the City of York council for services other than education in each year...

      Local Government: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for user involvement in the design of services following the repeal of the duty to involve.

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities (a) have and (b) have not implemented a pay rise for those earning less than £21,000 per annum in...

      Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions he has had with leaders of local authorities in cities where he proposes to introduce shadow mayors...

      National Planning Policy Framework

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to publish the National Planning Policy Framework.

      National Planning Policy Framework

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether the National Planning Policy Framework's proposed presumption in favour of sustainable development will permit...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will ensure that Liverpool city council does not receive a reduction in business rate grant as a result of his proposed...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which (a) fire and (b) local authorities are net (i) contributors to and (ii) recipients from the collection and allocation of...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions his Department has had with business organisations on his proposal for local authorities to retain business rates.

      Playing Fields: Wandsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will issue a temporary designation for Barn Elms playing fields under the Green Areas Designation initiative.

      Road Traffic: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance he has given to Planning Inspectors about the judgments they should make in relation to the effects on levels of...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much social housing for rent was built in (a) York, (b) North Yorkshire and (c) England in each year since 1997; and how...

      Social Rented Housing: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the number of pensioners living in the social housing sector in Sunderland Central constituency.

      Social Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average change in service charges for tenants in social housing was (a) overall and (b) in each region in each of the...

      Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for the introduction of tax increment financing.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how many regulations her Department has introduced (a) in the six months prior to 1 September 2010 and (b) in the six months after 1 September 2010...

    • Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales on how many occasions a request for a meeting by an hon. Member of each political party has been refused by (a) a Minister in her Department directly and...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the Dilnot Commission Report and its implications for Wales.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans her Department has for the provision of direct payments to farms under the common agricultural policy from 2013.

    • Dairy Products: Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proposals she has to reduce waste in (a) dairy supply chains and (b) red meat supply chains.

      Eggs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect on the egg industry of imports of (a) egg products...

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Potatoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether genetically modified potatoes have been planted under application reference 10/R29/01 in 2011.

      Hill Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of former recipients of hill farm allowance are (a) participating in uplands entry level stewardship and (b)...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many regulations his Department has introduced (a) in the six months prior to 1 September 2010 and (b) in the six months after 1 September 2010...

    • Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many regulations that impose costs on businesses his Department has (a) introduced and (b) removed since 1 September 2010; what the net effect on...

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many regulations that impose costs on businesses his Department (a) introduced and (b) removed in the six months prior to 1 September 2010; and what...

      Directors: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with (a) the Minister for Women and Equalities and (b) Scottish Ministers about measures that could be taken to encourage...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer of 30 June 2011, Official Report, column 891W, on high speed rail, what the outcome was of his discussions with Scottish...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and (b) the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities regarding the...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Air Ambulance Services: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his policy is on an exemption from value added tax for fuel for the Air Ambulance for Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the House of Commons Commission has any plans to generate low-carbon energy...

    • Members: Postage Stamps

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost to the public purse was of collection of unpaid postage for mail sent...

      Schools: Visits

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many school parties from (a) Devon and (b) Newton Abbot constituency have...

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Dismissal

      To ask the Attorney-General how many officials in the Law Officers' Departments were dismissed for under-performance as a result of the procedures arising from those Departments' staff appraisal...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Abortion: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what representations he has received from (a) members of the public, (b) hon. Members and (c) Members of the House of Lords...

    • Active Places Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had on the renaming of the Active Places scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Broadband: Alyn and Deeside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the timescale for the introduction of superfast broadband internet...

      Broadband: Public Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will estimate the cost to the public purse in each region of the provision of broadband to rural areas in each year of...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has for the delivery of broadband to rural areas; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport on how many occasions a request for a meeting by an hon. Member of each political party has been refused by (a) a Minister in...

      Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what discussions he has had with Ofcom on the introduction of a (a) 98 per cent. and (b) 99 per cent. coverage...

      Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he plans to ensure that 4G wireless broadband minimum target speeds of at least two megabits per second will be...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent meetings he has had with the Mayor of London to discuss the economic legacy for east London of the London 2012...

      Public Lending Right

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the potential savings to the public purse arising from implementation of his plans for the future...

      Public Lending Right

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what his policy is on the future administration of the Public Lending Right.

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the potential income from the auction of 800 MHz spectrum with coverage targets of (a) 95% and...

      Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many individuals have registered for the Shift into Sport programme; and how many of those registered have attended and...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to support the development of the tourism economy in (a) Liverpool, Walton constituency, (b)...

  • Transport

    • A120: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish a table setting out the number of road traffic accidents recorded on the A120 at the junction with Little Bentley Road and Little...

    • Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) pursuant to the answer of 23 June 2011, Official Report, column 399W, on airports, what definition of connecting traffic his Department employs...

      Biggin Hill Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of the potential role of Biggin Hill airport in the regional aviation strategy for the south-east; (2) if he will...

      Bus Services: Parliament Square

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will ask Transport for London when it intends to restore the bus stop outside 2 Parliament street, Westminster.

      Codsall Railway Station: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has to improve car parking facilities at Codsall railway station.

      Cycling: Helmets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of deaths which were prevented by cyclists wearing helmets in each of the last three years.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons the Dartford-Thurrock crossing protocol was not invoked and the tolls lifted on 1 July at 1pm.

      Driving Offences: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has undertaken an assessment of the effects on road safety of introducing a power to issue on-the-spot fines to the drivers of foreign...

      East Coast Railway Line: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) full and (b) partial days of industrial action there have been on the East Coast Main Line since 2005.

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what European directives in force on 1 April 2010 his Department is responsible; and what European directives for which his Department is...

      London Underground: Guide Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) for what reasons he has not confirmed an amendment to the byelaws relating to guide dogs for the blind using moving escalators on London...

      Manchester Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with (a) ministerial colleagues and (b) others on the potential for increasing capacity at Manchester airport.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is in respect of people who have an illness that has prevented them from (a) making a statutory off-road notice and (b) insuring their...

      Ports: Brazil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make representations to his Brazilian counterpart in respect of the refusal of Brazil to allow British seafarers ashore whilst at Brazilian...

      Public Transport: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he has taken to ensure the public transport network will operate effectively during the period of the London 2012 Olympics.

      Thameslink: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the written statement of 16 June 2011, Official Report, columns 85-86WS, on Thameslink rolling stock, if he will publish the results of the...

      Thameslink: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) pursuant to the written statement of 16 June 2011, Official Report, columns 85-86WS, on Thameslink rolling stock, what assessment he has made of...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child Care Tax Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many families receive support for childcare costs from both the childcare element of working tax credit and housing benefit or housing...

    • Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the powers of the Child Support Agency to investigate non-resident parents where a disparity appears between...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if his Department will explore the feasibility of low-carbon energy generation on its estate.

      Departmental Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many officials in his Department were dismissed for under-performance as a result of procedures arising from his Department's staff...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on how many occasions a request for a meeting by an hon. Member of each political party has been refused by (a) a Minister in his Department...

      Disposable Income: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the median disposal household income was for Sunderland (a) before and (b) after housing costs in the latest period for which figures are...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether a person who no longer qualifies for contributory employment and support allowance (ESA) because they have been in the work-related...

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the input and effectiveness of user groups in aiding people with disabilities to obtain work through the Work...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many housing benefit claimants currently in receipt of such benefit claimed more than his proposed cap for housing benefit claims for (a)...

      Industrial Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will assess the potential implications for persons diagnosed with (a) stress-related illnesses and (b) musculoskeletal disorders of the...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has to reduce the number of health and safety regulations which impose unnecessary burdens or which have been...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged under 25 years in Sunderland Central constituency have been in receipt of jobseeker's allowance for more than 12 months.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to answer the letter sent to him by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on 31 May 2011 with regard to Mrs Rahman.

      Personal Income: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average household income is of a family in (a) social rented sector and (b) private rented sector accommodation in Sunderland Central...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish the modelling on the effect of the overall benefit cap carried out by his Department.

      Social Security Benefits: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many ex-offenders in each Jobcentre Plus area who had sanctions placed on their benefits went on to reoffend in the latest period for which...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the effects on the Exchequer of equalising men and women's state pension age as planned under the Pensions Act 1995, and...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the effects on the Exchequer of equalising men and women's state pension age as planned under the Pensions Act 1995, and...

      Unemployment: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information his Department holds on the average period (a) a man and (b) a woman aged (i) 30, (ii) 40 and (iii) 50 years in (A) Derby and...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the level of youth unemployment in (a) England, (b) the west midlands and (c) Dudley borough in each of the last...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on reducing youth unemployment; and if he...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of future trends in the level of youth unemployment in (a) Liverpool, Walton constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c)...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged between 16 and 24 years in Islwyn constituency were not in education, employment or training in the latest period for...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many non-combat vehicles leased or hired by his Department were manufactured in (a) the UK, (b) another EU member state and (c) a country outside the EU.

    • Army: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the Future Army Equipment programme.

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what expenses were claimed by (a) paid and (b) unpaid special advisers working in his Department in the last 12 months.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to replace poppy cultivation in Afghanistan with alternative agricultural crops.

    • Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the post-conflict stabilisation force for Libya will be (a) a UN or (b) an EU military deployment.

      South Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of aid his Department has allocated to projects to build the capacity of the Government of South Sudan at (a) national,...

      Sudan: Internally Displaced Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department is providing to people displaced from the Abyei region of Sudan.

      UN Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on support for UN Women; and if he will make a statement.

  • Justice

    • Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he has any plans to implement a system of early exchange for medical reports in clinical negligence cases.

    • Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects his Department to publish the feasibility study on the Land Registry to scope out the opportunities arising from private sector investment.

      Office of the Chief Coroner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the (a) Equality and Human Rights Commission and (b) Youth Justice Board were consulted in respect of his decision on the Office of the Chief Coroner.

      Office of the Public Guardian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average time taken to process cases referred to the Office of the Public Guardian was in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Personal Injury: Evidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward proposals to change the evidence requirements in relation to whiplash injury in personal injury cases; and if he will make a...

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign national prisoners he expects to return to their country of origin to serve their sentences.

      Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to amend the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

      Rochester Young Offender Institution: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking in response to the report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons on the announced inspection of HM Young Offenders Institution Rochester...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities (1) when she plans to publish her Department's response to the Equality Act 2010: The public sector Equality Duty: reducing bureaucracy...

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what the (a) date of purchase, (b) amount, (c) supplier and (d) level 3 or enhanced transaction entry was of each transaction undertaken by the...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Accountancy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities whether she plans to meet the Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission to discuss its qualified accounts for 2009-10 audited by the...

      Equality Impact Assessments

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities whether the Government Equalities Office provides guidance to Government Departments on the period of time to be allowed between the completion of an...

      Equality Impact Assessments

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will estimate the average amount of time taken for completion of an equality impact assessment which is not published at the same time as the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Bahrain: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the treatment of health professionals arrested in Bahrain during protests in that country.

    • Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has discussed with his Bahraini counterpart allegations of intimidation of protestors outside the Bahrain embassy in...

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the alleged use by Saudi troops deployed in Bahrain of vehicles supplied by UK-based companies;...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on special advisers' travel by (a) Government car, (b) private hire car, (c) train, (d) bus, (e)...

      Egypt: Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on the constitutional declaration which states the principles of...

      European Union: UK Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent estimate he has made of the economic benefit of UK membership of the EU.

      Greece: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2011, Official Report, columns 1030-31W, on Greece: asylum, how many UK experts are seconded to...

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who the members are of the Libya contact group.

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what funds have been provided to the Transitional National Council in Libya through the temporary financing mechanism; and on...

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects any further funds to be supplied to the Transitional National Council in Libya through the temporary financing...

      Libya: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the implementation of EU sanctions in ports in western Libya.

      National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent (a) meetings and (b) correspondence he has had with the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association; and if he...

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Pakistani counterpart on the protection of religious freedoms in Pakistan.

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on military strikes in the Kordofan state in Sudan.

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to facilitate a peaceful solution to the situation in the Abyei region of Sudan.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether briefing was provided by officials of his Department to the hon. Member for Braintree before his meeting with President...

      Yemen: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the alleged transfer on 14 March 2011 of armoured vehicles and personnel carriers from Saudi...

  • Leader of the House

    • Catering and Retail Services

      To ask the Leader of the House what representations he has received on the First Report of the Administration Committee, Catering and Retail Services in the House of Commons, HC 560.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • National Assembly for Wales: Elections

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Wales about new electoral arrangements for the National Assembly for Wales.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Birth Rate

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the male to female birth ratio was (a) in 1981, (b) in 1983, (c) in 1987, (d) in 1992, (e) in 1997, (f) in 2001, (g) in each year between 2002 and...

    • Civil Service: Yorkshire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many full-time equivalent civil servants were employed in (a) York and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber in (i) May 1997 and (ii) May of each subsequent year.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what his most recent assessment is of the threat faced by the UK from cyber attack; and what his policy is on how to respond to that threat; (2)...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the Government collects information on the countries in which its suppliers are based.

      Directors of Public Prosecutions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether former Directors of Public Prosecutions and senior officials of the Crown Prosecution Service are required to clear any contractual arrangements...

      Immigration

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of (a) UK nationals, (b) non-UK EU nationals and (c) non-EU nationals were in (i) full-time and (ii) part-time employment...

      Job Creation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of new jobs created in (a) the public sector and (b) the private sector in each of the last three years were part-time.

      New Businesses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new businesses have started up in (a) Sevenoaks, (b) West Kent and (c) Kent since 6 September 2010.

      Public Data Corporation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress has been made in the development of the Public Data Corporation.

      Public Data Corporation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he expects to announce (a) the agencies and data to be included in the Public Data Corporation, (b) how the data will be made available, (c) what...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Export Licences: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) standard individual export licences, (b) standard individual trans-shipment licences, (c) open individual export...

    • Business: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses there were in (a) York Central constituency and (b) City of York local authority area in (i) May 1997, (ii)...

      Consumers: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to ensure the rights of customers with respect to statutory provisions for cooling-off periods.

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to improve flexible working rights for parents with children with special educational needs.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) when he plans to announce the location of the headquarters of the Green Investment Bank; (2) what assessment he has made...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage philanthropy to universities following the recommendations of the Browne Review.

      Higher Education: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 19 May 2011, Official Report, column 333W, on higher education: private sector, whether and on what...

  • Home Department

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many disabled people are being supported in employment in her Department under its access to work programme.

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date the Government announced its proposals to prohibit the testing on animals of household products and their ingredients; by what...

      Animal Experiments: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what role responses to the consultation on the options for transposing European Directive 2010/63/EU will play in decisions on the future...

      Animal Scientific Procedures Inspectorate: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff are in post within the Animals Scientific Procedures Inspectorate; and what the equivalent number was in 2007.

      Anti-slavery Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans the Government has to mark Anti-slavery Day on 18 October 2011.

      Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people were (a) arrested for and (b) charged with an offence under section (i) 4, (ii) 16, (iii) 18, (iv) 20 to 24 and (v) 47...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the UK Border Agency will complete its review of the screening process for detecting vulnerable persons.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the UK Border Agency will pause in its removal of asylum seekers until the new screening process can determine whether those currently in...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the UK Border Office plans to complete its clearance of unresolved asylum cases following the completion of the Legacy Case programme.

      Asylum: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 30 June 2011, Official Report, column 893W, on asylum: EU countries, from which countries she expects foreign...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions a request for a meeting by an hon. Member of each political party has been refused by (a) a Minister in her Department...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to which (a) countries and (b) regions (i) foreign prisoners and (ii) illegal immigrants are not returned; and for what reason in each case.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria she uses to determine whether a foreign national should be excluded or deported from the UK on the grounds that his or her...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were arrested for a suspected offence under section 5 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 between 2006-07...

      Entry Clearances: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications were made for a visa by non-EEA workers under tier 2 of the points based system in each region in each year since 2008.

      Entry Clearances: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the British high commission in New Delhi will issue visit visas for Mr Kukdip Singh (Reference JLAC-260511-000127-1) Mrs Kamlesh Kummari...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the level of compliance with rules relating to student visas by (a) independent schools, (b) universities and...

      Explosives: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) arrested for and (b) charged with an offence under section 2 or 3 of the Explosive Substances Act 1883 between...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what work her Department is undertaking with police forces to implement a victim-centred approach to trafficking.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with her European counterparts on co-operation in (a) tackling the causes of human trafficking and (b)...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to publish her policy paper on trafficking.

      Identity and Passport Service: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the target time is for responding to letters from hon. Members to the Identity and Passport Service; and if she will make a statement.

      Identity and Passport Service: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the chief executive of the Identity and Passport Service plans to reply to the letters from the right hon. Member for Edinburgh South...

      Immigration: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2011, Official Report, columns 948-9W, on immigration: crime, how many emails she estimates were not...

      Immigration: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to review legislation which enables the European Court of Human Rights to intervene in immigration cases.

      Immigration: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to allow a national ID card of an EU member state as a proof of identity for the Life in the UK test.

      National Crime Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the aggregate total is of the comprehensive spending review settlement for the precursors of the National Crime Agency and the costs of...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will estimate the revenue raised in Wales by the Security Industry Authority since 20 March 2006; and what proportion of such revenue...

      Police: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) organisations and (b) local authorities submitted responses in support of the proposals in her Department's consultation on police...

      Police: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which body will be responsible for implementing her proposals to bring together the different police procurement strategies across the...

      Raed Salah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to announce the outcome of her investigation into the entry of Raed Salah into the UK.

      Raed Salah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps officials in her Department took on being notified of the presence of Raed Salah in the UK.

      Raed Salah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) on what grounds her Department issued an exclusion order against Sheikh Raed Salah; (2) when her Department notified the UK Border...

      Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many rapes were reported in each police area in the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available; and how many were...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) arrested for and (b) charged with an offence under sections 57 to 59 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 between 2006-07...

  • Treasury

    • Child Care Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have (a) claimed the childcare element of working tax credit and (b) claimed more than £120 per week under the childcare element of...

    • Credit: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps his Department is taking to tackle unscrupulous money lending; and if he will make a statement; (2) if he will assess the effects of...

      Departmental Dismissal

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials in his Departments were dismissed for under-performance as a result of the procedures arising from his Departments' staff appraisal...

      Economic Policy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with what frequency he meets the Deputy Prime Minister to discuss (a) macroeconomic and (b) financial regulation policy.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to prioritise payments of compensation for older and retired Equitable Life policy holders.

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on a fuel duty stabiliser for Northern Ireland.

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to promote financial literacy education for those who (a) are heavily in debt and (b) are at risk of being heavily in debt; and if...

      Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been returned to the Exchequer in payments via the housing revenue account subsidy scheme by each local authority in England in each financial...

      Housing: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from Welsh Government Ministers on the impact of the housing revenue account in Wales.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered measures to exempt from income tax those earning below £10,000 per annum.

      Job Creation: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the recommendation in the report by Sheffield Hallam university, for a policy of publicly-funded job creation in Wales.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average time taken was to consider a complaint of payment of wages below the rate of the national minimum wage in the HM Revenue and Customs...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints obtained from (a) workers, (b) third parties and (c) risk profiling or targeted enforcement action on the part of HM Revenue and Customs...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many notice of underpayment orders were issued by HM Revenue and Customs national minimum wage compliance teams in the latest period for which figures...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of complaints to his Department on payment of wages below the national minimum wage resulted in a repayment of arrears to the employee in...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many national minimum wage compliance officers were employed in HM Revenue and Customs compliance teams in (a) Aberdeen, (b) Ashton, (c) Belfast, (d)...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of extending the national insurance holiday scheme to enable existing micro businesses who employ one...

      Non-domestic Rates: Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether additional income from proposed changes to business rates will be retained by local authorities.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what controls are in place in respect of payments by Government bodies to a recipient organisation, company, individual or other entity which is not within...

      Revenue and Customs: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average time taken by HM Revenue and Customs and its predecessor to (a) respond to phone calls and (b) take the actions required as a result of...

      Tax: Compliance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what analysis by (a) age, (b) family status and (c) income group he has undertaken of customers of HM Revenue and Customs who are subject to compliance or...

      VAT: Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to exempt service charities from payment of VAT on expenditure on capital build projects.

      VAT Rates: Consumer Spending

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects of the change in the standard rate of value added tax on levels of consumer spending.

      Welsh Assembly Government: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish all correspondence between his Department and Welsh Government Ministers on the Housing Revenue Account and the Major Repairs Allowance.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many disabled people are being supported in employment in his Department under its access to work programme.

    • Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he expects the first carbon capture and storage demonstration project to begin in 2016.

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what work he has undertaken on the carbon capture and storage demonstration project regional clusters.

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2011, Official Report, column 1064W, on carbon sequestration, whether he plans to await the National...

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many regulations that impose costs on businesses his Department has (a) introduced and (b) removed since 1 September 2010; what the...

      Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the monetary value was of his Department's investment in (a) alternative energy and (b) clean technology in each of the last five...

      Green Economy Roadmap

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to publish the Green Economy Roadmap.

      Gas: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the energy industry on the future of the UK gas infrastructure network.

      Gas: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has made an assessment of the potential effects on the energy market of an increased supply of gas from unconventional sources.

      Natural Gas: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the future role of natural gas in domestic properties.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with devolved Administrations on the decommissioning of nuclear power stations.

      Oil: Arctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has had any discussions with his counterparts from (a) Norway, (b) Russia, (c) Canada, (d) the USA , (e) EU member states...

      Thorium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will discuss the use of thorium with power-generating companies; and if he will make a statement.

      Wind Power: Marine Sectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to co-ordinate contacts on offshore wind energy projects in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to...

  • Health

    • Funding of Care and Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the conclusions and recommendations of the recent report by the Commission on Funding of Care and Support.

    • Funding of Care and Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the conclusions and recommendations of the recent report by the Commission on Funding of Care and Support.

      Decision-making: Consumer Involvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that those affected by proposed changes in health and social care provision are involved in the decision-making process.

      Mixed-sex Wards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress he has made in reducing the use of mixed-sex accommodation in the NHS.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many disabled people are being supported in employment in his Department under its access to work programme.

      Departmental Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many officials in his Department were dismissed for under-performance as a result of the procedures arising from his Department's staff appraisal...

      Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to support improvements in the provision of therapies for patients with very rare non-cancer conditions

      Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedures the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence will use to establish which therapies will be referred to the Advisory Group for...

      Glenfield Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the potential impact of reducing the number of adult respiratory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation beds available...

      Health and Social Care Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to make amendments to the designation and insolvency elements of the Health and Social Care Bill.

      Clinical Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the benefits of clinical networks of operating as managed clinical networks; and what assessment he has made of the...

      Clinical Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what means allied health professionals will be able to provide advice and support through clinical senates and clinical networks.

      Clinical Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what processes he intends to put in place to enable commissioners to receive advice and support from allied health professionals if they are not members...

      Clinical Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times he has met (a) Professor Louis Appleby CBE, National Clinical Director for Health and Criminal Justice, (b) Dr Ian Barns, National Clinical...

      Kidney Transplants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many kidney transplants took place in England in each of the last three years; and what proportion were from (a) live and (b) deceased donors.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the NHS Commissioning Board will start to host neonatal networks; and what interim arrangements will be in place to secure existing neonatal networks...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to issue guidance to the NHS on the establishment of maternity networks and their relationship with existing neonatal networks.

      Medical Equipment: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the safety of surgical instruments used in the NHS.

      Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to announce further details of the Government's proposals for a duty of candour in clinical negligence cases.

      NHS Commissioning Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how he intends to develop local arms of NHS commissioning boards to take on commissioning duties for shadow health groups; and if he will make a...

      NHS Commissioning Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether NHS Commissioning Board staff deployed locally to perform direct commissioning and other associated functions will be permanently based in...

      NHS Commissioning Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what means he intends to assess when a shadow commissioning group should become an authorised commissioning group.

      NHS Commissioning Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funds will be available to shadow commissioning groups prior to taking in their commissioning functions.

      NHS Commissioning Board: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his latest estimate is of the budget for the NHS Commissioning Board; and when he intends to publish that budget.

      NHS: Anniversary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he attended any events to mark the 63rd anniversary of the creation of the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 29 June 2011, Official Report, column 872W, on NHS: conditions of employment, what progress he has made on developing an HR...

      NHS: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what involvement national clinical directors have had in developing NHS reforms.

      Organ Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that implementation of the recommendations of the Organ Donation Task Force are not affected by his plans for...

      Commissioning: Advice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on whose instruction the Specialised Service Treatment Group (SSTG) was established; on what date the decision to establish the SSTG was taken; when the...

      Commissioning: Advice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when nominations to the Specialised Services Patient and Public Engagement Steering Group were made; by what means (a) patients and (b) members of the...

      Tuberculosis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the supply of anti-tuberculosis drugs.

  • Education

    • Academies: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education who will be responsible for ensuring equal access to academies under a fair admissions procedure.

    • Academies: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 29 June 2011, Official Report, column 881W, on academies: Sheffield, what plans he has for the future position of head...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many disabled people are being supported in employment in his Department under its access to work programme.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of eligible children were adopted (a) within and (b) after 12 months in each local authority area in the most recent year...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to assist (a) disabled children, (b) children with special educational needs and (c) refugee and migrant...

      Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average number of days taken off sick per employee of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in England and Wales was in 2010.

      Children in Care: English and Mathematics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of (a) looked after children and (b) other children achieved the expected standard in English and mathematics at key stage 2 in (i)...

      Children: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps are being taken to ensure that children with autistic spectrum disorders receive the appropriate support in school.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many serious case reviews were carried out in each month from 10 June 2010 to the latest month for which figures are available.

      Pupils: Traveller Communities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many school age children from Traveller communities there are in (a) England and (b) Northamptonshire; and how many such children are registered at...

      Executive Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the name is of each Executive agency established by his Department since May 2010; and what the development cost was of each such agency.

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether there are cost implications for his Department arising from the decision to split the National Curriculum Review into two stages.

      Departmental Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many officials in his Department were dismissed for under-performance as a result of the procedures arising from his Department's staff appraisal...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of redundancies in its non-departmental bodies (a) in 2011-12 and (b) over...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many days of sick leave were taken by staff of his Department in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Family Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many families received an intervention through family intervention projects in each of the last four financial years.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the cost to his Department was of the provision of free school meals for post-16 students in each of the last three years.

      GCSE and A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what subjects were available for study at (a) A level and (b) GCSE in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2010.

      Head Teachers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to reduce the number of vacancies for head teachers in maintained schools; and what account was taken of the likely effects...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what powers local authorities have to control or direct state schools; and what powers he intends he should have to control or direct academy schools.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of applicants to schools for entry in September 2011 were accepted by their (a) first choice and (b) second choice school.

      Teachers: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department has given to schools on the payment of salaries to teachers who will be affected by school closures as a result of strike...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what impact his Department expects changes to teachers' pensions to have on (a) head teachers near to retirement age and (b) other head teachers.

      Transport Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what information he holds on the number of local authorities that plan to change the transport subsidies for 16 to 18 year olds accessing education and...

      Youth Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the level of reductions in funding for youth services in (a) Liverpool, Walton constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c) England.

  • House of Lords

    • Abusive Language

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of advice recently issued to the police not to arrest anyone for using obscene and abusive language towards members of the police force, what...

    • Airports: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 23 June (WA 319), how the Department for Transport aviation security inspectors are appointed, supervised and...

      Armed Services: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the settlement of the claim for compensation by veterans of British nuclear tests staged in the Pacific and in Western...

      Aviation: Passenger Duty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the purpose of air passenger taxes.

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of political prisoners currently held in Bahrain.

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the military trials of doctors in Bahrain; and what representations they have made to the Government of Bahrain regarding this.

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sentences handed down to Bahraini protesters following demonstrations; and what relevant discussions they have had with the...

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 16 June (WA 206), what is meant by the term "real and meaningful reform" in the case of Bahrain.

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether HM Treasury has reviewed the performance of the Bank of England before and during the financial crisis; if so, what form that review took and what the key...

      Bank of England Act 1998

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 29 June (WA 421), to what extent the Monetary Policy Committee's objective of targeting two per cent inflation...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they propose to ensure that bank pay under Project Merlin is linked to lending when lending targets are expressed in aggregate for five banks rather than...

      Bribery Act 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what circumstances ticket holders to sporting events at which the donor of the tickets is not also present may breach the Bribery Act 2010. To ask Her Majesty's...

      Bribery Act 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are confident that all corporate sponsors of the London Olympic Games have in place the policies, procedures and budgets for corporate entertaining to...

      China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, during their talks with the Prime Minister of China, Wen Jiabao, they raised the case of the human rights activist, Chen Guangchen; and what is known...

      Civil Partnerships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 24 May (WA 401), what they understand by the expression "equal civil marriage and partnership".

      Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which foreign states have been admitted to the Commonwealth in the past five years.

      Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the criteria for the admission of foreign states to the Commonwealth.

      EU: Budget

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to proposals to increase the United Kingdom contribution to the European Union budget by an amount greater than current inflation levels.

      EU: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to proposals that the European Union should have the power to levy and collect taxes in order to fund its activities.

      Food: Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to Looking Back, Looking Forward, the report of the Sustainable Development Commission of 23 March, which reviews United Kingdom food policy...

      G20: Agriculture Ministers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the results on the G20 Agriculture Minister's meeting on 20 to 22 June; and how they intend to implement the action plan agreed at that meeting.

      George Padmore

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what papers they hold relating to George Padmore and his activities as a Pan-Africanist and campaigner for colonial freedom.

      Government Departments: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has spent on redundancy costs since May 2010.

      Government Departments: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has spent since May 2010 on the creation of local enterprise partnerships.

      Government Departments: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much HM Treasury has spent on laptop computers and information technology training for staff since May 2010.

      Health: Orthopaedics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve outcomes for patients in the prevention of fragility fractures. To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to...

      Health: Reciprocal Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 16 June (WA 209-10), why the Pension Service healthcare costs questionnaire sent to United Kingdom pensioners in the...

      Health: Sport and Exercise Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to revise the number of NHS consultant posts in sport and exercise medicine.

      Health: Sport and Exercise Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will support European recognition for the speciality of sport and exercise medicine.

      Health: Sport and Exercise Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the registrars in training for sport and exercise medicine will be employed as volunteers during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012; and how many...

      HM Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional resources were provided to HM Revenue and Customs to deal with queries from members of the public regarding changes to tax, benefits and tax...

      Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of disclosures concerning the potential impact on homelessness of current proposals to impose a benefits cap, what assessments have been made by the...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the European Union-Gulf Cooperation Council joint council held on 20 April, and paragraph 11 of the joint communiqué issued afterward, they...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following implementation of their plans for legal aid, what proportion of litigants in family cases they estimate will be left with legal representation in...

      Live Music

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to streamline the paperwork which allows businesses to play music in public spaces.

      Livestock: Antibiotics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the categories and quantities of antibiotics permitted in the rearing of livestock and fish; what records they hold of antibiotics used for various...

      Milly Dowler

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a transcript of the trial of Levi Bellfield in connection with the murder of Milly Dowler.

      Offenders: Unpaid Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the London Probation Trust has entered into a partnership for the provision of unpaid work with the private sector.

      Railways: West Coast Main Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their Rail Modernisation Strategy includes improving the condition of the Reading-Basingstoke stretch of the Southampton-Basingstoke-Birmingham-Manchester line.

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the cost to public funds has been of winding down the regional development agencies (RDAs) since May 2010; and what estimate they have made of the total cost...

      Schools: Race Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many teachers are of Black or Caribbean ethnic origin; and whether they have any plans to increase the numbers of such teachers.

      Shipping: Maritime Labour Convention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention 2006.

      Shipping: Seafarers' Welfare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken since May 2010 concerning matters that affect the welfare of seafarers.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their most recent assessment of (a) the continuing fighting and displacement of people in southern Kordofan and Abyei, (b) any role in these attacks of...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to assist the international community in reinforcing the framework agreement of 28 June between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's...

      Sure Start

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many families in the 32 London Boroughs and the City of London have benefited from Sure Start in each year since its introduction up until the last year for...

      Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the manager of an Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities established in another European Union country and passported into the...

      Wales Office: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on the establishment of a Commission to review the funding for the Welsh Assembly Government; and whether they plan to include within...

      White Rose Resistance Movement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask schools, universities and other appropriate bodies to commemorate the White Rose resistance movement.

      Youth Justice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the practical experience of the administration of youth justice of Dame Sue Street.

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